Last edited 10 Jan 2019

Conservation articles and news

New Year - No 1

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‘European Perspectives’ in Context 157, includes Jokilehto on ‘Concerning Heritage’, ‘Brexit’ takes and more.

New Year - No 2

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Nominate for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2019 – Celebrate OUTSTANDING retired IHBC members, and SUCCESSFUL new Heritage Learners – Closing 28 Feb!

IHBC HESPR top pick from £200K+ costed work this week

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The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) seeks ‘Parks for People’ impact assessment, closing 28/01, value £55-60k.

Locally-driven approach is needed to rejuvenate town centres

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Expert retail industry panel, the Town Centres Expert Panel, calla for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres.

BEIS Committee energy efficiency inquiry - deadline of 17 January


Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee inquiry into Government’s approach to delivering energy efficiency improvements to buildings – submissions deadline 17/1.

Heritage Lottery Fund: ‘Updated Policy Directions’ issued by DCMS

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Following consultation, updated policy directions have been issued to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in its role as a distributing body of National Lottery funds.

BSI: UK to maintain European standards position

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European Standards Organizations have approved a plan to secure BSI’s membership post-Brexit.

CIOB Parliamentary Reception launches call for improving quality in the built environment

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The Chartered Institute of Building’s parliamentary reception on 12 Dec launched its report ‘Improving Quality in the Built Environment’.

Programme to support placemaking in England at local level launched

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RIBA, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Local Government Association (LGA) and RTPI’s ‘Future Place’ will recognise, reward and encourage high quality placemaking.

SPAB awards for new design in historic settings

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3 young architecture graduates have won the SPAB’s, Philip Webb Award, for schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to demolish historic buildings.

Dounreay nuclear reactor demolition contract awarded

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The decommissioning of Dounreay’s oldest nuclear reactor in Scotland has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound demolition contract.
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Civic Voice plans for 2019 - more Conservation Area advocacy


Civic Voice has highlighted how ‘hundreds of conservation areas mark their 50th anniversary’ in 2019, as it continues its Big Conservation Conversation.

Launch of a new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK: 2018-2023

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A new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK has been launched.

Planning Awards 2019 open - deadline 24 Jan

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The 2019 Planning Awards have been launched, with categories including an award for ‘best use of heritage in placemaking’ among 25 linked categories.